Streit

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: streit

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German strīt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Streit m (genitive Streits or Streites, plural Streite or Streits)

  1. quarrel, dispute, fight, argue
    Streit um des Kaisers Bart
    Quarrel about something unimportant (lit. Dispute over the beard of the Kaiser)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Neither of the existing plural forms is really common. In formal German, Streitigkeiten is normally used instead. Streite is listed in some dictionaries, but is quite uncommon. Streits is a recent innovation (possibly on the model of Streiks), which has become common in colloquial German, but is likely to be considered incorrect in formal style.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]